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Brighton Center for Recovery

3.7 Very Good (113 Reviews) |
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3.7
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12851 Grand River Road
Brighton, Michigan 48116

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Facility Highlights

Children’s Addiction Prevention Program

Children’s Addiction Prevention Program Ages 7 –12. It’s Free to Children 7-12!

Women’s Trauma Treatment Program

Recovery for a Lifetime Program

Philosophy

The staff of the Brighton Center for Recovery believes addiction is an incurable but treatable disease of mind, body and spirit. We believe treatment must address all aspects of a recovering person’s life. We believe treatment is the first step in a lifelong process of sobriety and recovery. During the recovery journey, relapse may occur; but if it does, we treat relapse as an opportunity to enhance and deepen an ongoing program of recovery. We believe addiction affects all members of an addicted person’s family and, consequently, family involvement in treatment and recovery is essential to the healing process. We believe recovery cannot be sustained in isolation but requires the ongoing support, encouragement and respect of others both in and out of the recovering community.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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This place is a joke!! You what real lasting results go to a rapid detox center best money I ever spent it’s 100% safe a lot better then Brighton hospital Who what’s to sit while your drawling and listen to some ex drug attic nurse or counselor preach to you about it’s OK to relapse!! They brainwash you there it’s JOKE!!!
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5.0
Excellent
Except for staff argument that leaving AMA would lead to failure, the treatment I received did secure my long-term recovery. If the therapist who said that could see me now, I'm clean and healthy and very happy today.
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1.0
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I did not like this place . Too many people there that we sent by the courts . I scared me .
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1.0
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I hope things have changed since I was there in 2011 it was beyond horrible and very traumatic. They drugged u when u first came in so u wouldn’t have a seizure I refused my pills after watching a woman so drugged her face fell in her food every morning at breakfast. They literally had to take her out in a wheel chair. U had to much time on ur hands as they only had group therapy, a movie to watch, and individual therapy. My therapist did more harm then good. The reason they have a decent reputation is all political. They get corporations to donate so they can advertise. Go to AFR IN KALAMAZOO
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THIS PLACE SAVED MY LIFE! Staff were all friendly and understanding and seemed to genuinely care about my recovery. Clean and comfortable facility. I felt safe there. Providing us with good meals and being able to go outside to smoke definitely helped with my comfort level and let me focus better on my treatment program. If you need help and are serious about it, this is the place to go!
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5.0
Excellent
Very good program, they give a lot of support. The staff on hand is wonderful & very attentive.
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My daughter has been admitted only a few days, so I can�t answer the questions as I don�t know yet
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Absolutely great place.
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4.0
Great
When reading some of the reviews here that seem extremely negative, keep in mind that the maturity of an active addict essentially stopped developing when they were teenagers. Because of this, when an addict doesn't get his/her way, some of them resort to temper tantrums and self-obsessed diatribes that don't reflect objective reality. With that said, allow me to tell you a bit about how Brighton actually works in pro/con format. I was going to write something more lengthy but let's be honest you don't want to read a four-page essay. PROS - The staff is extremely friendly if you act like an adult. The people who have problems with them are generally the folks who weren't going to succeed in the first place. - Beautiful locale which helps keep you relaxed during your stay which is essential. - The educational classes are VERY informative and more than once have aided me in maintaining sobriety. - You will not be hungry here. You get three meals a day and you can go up for second, third, fourth servings if you so desire. There are also snacks provided between meals and in the evening before lights out. - Well stocked gift shop with very informative books and MORE FOOD. - Group therapy is quite possibly the best thing that has ever happened to me. If you put work into it, you will get a LOT out of it. - The facilities are kept very clean. Rooms are vacuumed and bathrooms are washed every morning. - Lots of leisure activities are provided in between classes and therapy. There are TV lounges (separated by gender for obvious reasons), puzzles and games, outdoor areas with sports equipment, a weight room, and a full gymnasium (not always open, unfortunately). CONS - Although the staff does their best to monitor everyone, they can't be everywhere at once and unfortunately, you will likely encounter a fair number of scumbags who don't take anything seriously and seem to do their best to ruin the experience for you. Fortunately, they usually quit after a few days. - Despite rules about fraternization between men and women, while I was a patient there were four people (who each had spouses at home) who were sneaking into bedrooms and having sex. This is of course grounds to be expelled but nobody really wants to be a tattle-tail. If you are gross enough to be cheating on your spouse in rehab you should probably just go home as you aren't going to make it. - The food isn't spectacular. It isn't awful but for a hospital, it was surprisingly unhealthy (in my humble opinion). Lots of bread, rice, and noodles and not much of a veggie portion. There was a salad bar you could choose to use as well but the entrees themselves were very high in carbs. I suppose this is because hard liquor drinkers and opioid addicts don't eat so they needed to fatten them up. I was hoping to LOSE weight while there and I was a bit dismayed! - THE WATER. Oh my god. The showers are stained yellow from all of the minerals in their well water and if you use the sink to rinse your mouth out while brushing you might actually vomit. Fortunately, all of the drinking water is filtered. - Three people to a bedroom in the building I was staying in and it's really a roll of the dice as far as roommates go. I was lucky but there were a couple rooms in which the smell of BO and unwashed laundry was so bad it spilled out into the hallway. The only complaint I have is that there was pretty much always pee on the toilet seat and floor of the bathroom. What can you do? Overall it was a great experience. The cons sucked but considering what I got out of the experience they were worth putting up with. You'll be surrounded by a few liars, cheaters, and 45-year-old man-babies but if you follow the advice of your therapist and the teachers there you will probably have a lot of success after the program. I did. I've maintained sobriety with very little struggle thanks to what I learned at Brighton.
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6.0
Excellent
it was a long time ago.location. socio-economic diversity.
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5.0
Excellent
Everyone there was very respectful. There was a wide range of programs available to patient's as well as family members. Great and dedicated staff. It can be very expensive.
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3.7
Very Good
Good program, not a great sleeping facility. Lectures was a strength.
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Zero stars.. Would not wish this on my worst enemy. This review will probably be deleted as they do not recognize freedom of speech.
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1.3
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Nurses and some Doctors are great. Therapists, I had a good one but many others were poor. Over crowded and staff is over worked. Felt a bit like I was a prisoner the way we were treated. Was shocked at the repeat status of most patients.
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2.7
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Seriously loved this facility when I was first admitted. Great food, great nurses and therapists. Very very helpful. I was told my insurance would only cover 12 days before admission. I got to fully skip detox and was told that I was doing exceptionally well in my therapy sessions and didn't need any medications for withdrawal. Suddenly 4 DAYS into my stay I was told I would be released the next day because there was a "change in my insurance coverage". Never heard or seen anything like that in my life!!!
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2.3
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I was in brighton center in april of 2017. The therapists there are about the only good thing about the place. My therapist, i can honestly say she cares and really is a great therapist. She and her team are a good team and if you want to make it work at brighton you can. I really wish I had stayed there for 30 days. Brighton's program is run excellent. There was art therapy and even a great meeting with a nutritionist. That said the place is a run down and gross. The meals are borderline gross and what we are paying around a $1000 a day the facility and meals are horrible. My bed was a cheap piece of plastic. The facility is small and breaking down. They really need to put some money into the men's lounge and televisions. However if you want to work a program and are willing to put some work into changing your life brighton can help you achieve this. Thank you brighton for helping me change my life
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2.5
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I believe that the programs are repetitive. Boring to say the least for an addict. Rehab is suppose to be safe place to fall as well as accountability. So insurance driven. Consumer time id nil as well as insurance spits you in and out. Most addictive folks have been through trauma . Recovery is not what fords insurance is or what blue cross allows. Recovery takes time.
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1.3
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Well I just left Brighton today at 5pm . I was treated so terribly today I couldn't believe I was at a Re Hab facility . I called about two and a half weeks ago to set up my treatment . I arrived on the 11th of July . When I called I told intake I had to leave on the 19th . When my husband dropped me off I told everyone I had to leave on the 19th. When I met with my counselor I told her I had to leave on the 19th . My husband came sat to visit me . We both had a counseling session before family time at which point we said again I would be leaving on the 19th . Then on the 17th I met with my counselor again and told her my leaving date . She called my husband at 6 PM on the 17th as well. She told my husband that I like my insurance will allow me to stay one more day till the 20th . My husband told her at that time that we had already discussed with her that I had to leave on the 19th due to work reasons . She told him yes she knew that but her supervisor had told her to call him anyways. Then this morning in my group meeting at 8 AM she told me in front of everyone if I left on the 19th I'll be leaving AMA . Then she tried to bully me into staying in front of the other patients . She had me pretty upset so I stepped out for a moment to compose myself . I then came back in . She let me be for a bit and then wanted to put me on the spot again . I told her in front of everyone to please stop . I wasn't interested in talking at that point in front of everyone . When group was over she pulled me aside and told me that if I didn't stay until Thursday and left on Wednesday that I wouldn't be seen by a doctor in the morning . I said ok . I also said that I thought that was careless on their part and wrong . I was in a hospital after all . Why would you not check an addict out medically when they were ready to leave the facility . Again I told everyone there at the facility from the start I would be leaving on 19 July . Why did everyone wait to tell me that it would be AMA and no doctor would see me until the 18th ? Why did anybody take action before then ? I feel I shouldn't have to continue to justify my reasons for leaving on the 19th when I was never anything but upfront from the beginning . I then told the staff that if I wasn't going to be seen by a physician on the morning of the 19th that I would go home on the afternoon of the 18th and go ahead and sleep in my own home . I asked to use the phone to contact my husband so he could come and get me after work . I called him he told me he be there at 5 PM . I was then going to go to the education from 330 to 5 . At that point I was stopped in the hallway and told I was not gonna be allowed to go to the education . He told me I had already signed myself out and that I couldn't go . I told him I hadn't signed anything yet I was waiting for my husband at 5 PM . He said didn't matter I can't go to the education . I asked him why would you not let an addict go to the last bit of education ? He said I already received all the education that I had paid for and I would have to wait in the lobby . I was escorted to the lobby in admissions . To wait for my husband . Then in a minute he came to me again and put me on the bus on a trip to the Re Hab lobby by the gift shop . Then I had to call my husband again and tell him where he can find me in a new spot . I'm home now and safe . Went to a meeting . Thankfully I didn't drink ! I won't ! They will not de rail my recovery ! If I were 25 and under possibly I would have Re lapsed . I was treated so very poorly today it was ridiculous . No one should be treated like this while in Re Hab . I'm extremely disappointed . I will be filing a complaint with my insurance company in the morning in reference to this treatment as well as contacting my attorney for further advice . This last day of my treatment has been a nightmare . I was really appalled .
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3.0
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Many of your therapists are unqualified to do what they do there, lack of knowledge of the teachings and text of basic recovery texts and programs and na/aa programs. And they are definitely lacking compassion and spirituality. I will never recommend Brighton to another person again. You should be ashamed of the ways you destroy so many vulnerable and seeking lives there.
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Brighton Recovery Center is one of a kind. Dual diagnosis therapy and groups were a necessity in treating my addiction. Each and every one of their employees has played a major part in saving my life. I can't put into words how appreciative I am for that! I have learned so much about myself and the good will of others in my short time at Brighton. I read that Brighton was a world class treatment facility and it truly is. The perspective that I have gained is the most rewarding thing I could ask for. My therapist is life changing. His insight and approach are unmatched. Everyone there there loves their job and that is apparent. They truly care about ALL of the patients. The insight they provided is invaluable. The encouragement and positivity is contagious! I cant begin to describe how much that means. I will never forget the strength and experience that I have gained there. Brighton Recovery has given me hope that I seemingly never thought I would regain. I can't say thank you enough for the opportunity to attend Brighton. Not only for me but for my family that loves me very much!! I will carry the flame that Brighton has rekindled inside of me forever. Thank you so much for the opportunity to attend Brighton. You were instrumental in saving my life!
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5.0
Excellent
Great staff even down to the staff member in the gift shop No place in America can beat this staff gl to all in recovery
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I demanded to see a psychiatrist or I was leaving AMA (was there voluntarily though) and I saw one that afternoon. I was very satisfied with Brighton. I\'m so glad I went there. They saved my life. I was diagnosed with a mental illness that explained a lot about why I was using, besides being addicted. The staff were amazing. I\'m glad I didn\'t let negative reviews sway my decision to go. This was life or death for me.
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4.3
Great
Not the best place to go if you have a dual diagnosis. Not much is provided for other mental illnesses here. You can\'t 12 step your way out of an anxiety disorder or ADD. Other than that, I am very grateful to have spent time at this facility. They really teach you a lot about your disease and about recovery. One of the male staff members was amazing at helping with stress/anger! Family days were great and very helpful for my family to understand addiction and codependency. Nurses were all exceptional and very kind. Talked me down through a lot of panic attacks. and were very comforting. Group therapy was so, so helpful. The patients in general are awesome, we all had so much support and love for each other, and it really helped with the whole experience. This place is great, but it\'s still a rehab, and it\'s hard! But so, so worth the work. NA/AA in the evening is very helpful as well. I loved the diadics and tech talks the most, they were very informative. Aftercare here I think has gotten better from when some of these reviews were posted... they assign everyone an after care coordinator now, and they help you set up meetings to go to in your area, therapy, IOP, halfway or 3/4 houses, etc. They have pretty good food, and I noticed that they do offer a lot of different dietary options to patients with food allergies or who are vegetarian. oh and uh, one woman is a very angry and bitter woman if any of the Brighton staff reads these things... I\'ll pray for her!
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5.0
Excellent
I am a woman in long-term recovery because of Brighton Center for Recovery. Brighton taught me that long term recovery is possible and was definitely obtainable. I am now 29 years clean and sober from drinking two fifths of bourbon or 1.5 cases of beer, and a ton of speed and cocaine. I have been able to accomplish my goals of obtaining my masters degree, running a marathon and having two beautiful boys that have never seen me take the first drink or drug. Yes, I am an adult child of an alcoholic. Many generations died of this disease, I am the only one that made it out in recovery. Thank you Brighton Center for Recovery, for your guiding light! With all of the above, I have also been very fortunate to be a therapist for the past 14 years at this wonderful facility. Thank you to all the staff, maintenance crew, housekeeping, administrative staff, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, milieu techs, dietary staff, unit clerks, administrative assistants, receptionists and anyone and everyone who has ever worked here, thank you for your dedication and service to this community! I have great admiration for each and every one of you!
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Do not go near this place unless you have good health insurance. They will find a way to have your insurance company deny your admittance- \"you don\'t meet the criteria\" because they want private pay $ and not have to accept a lower payment from your insurance. Making money is there number one priority!!
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5.0
Excellent
Staff and location. Great for those who truly need the rehabilitation
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4.3
Great
Great staff and loving people. Over crowded . It was a great program.
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4.3
Great
Good staff, well organized Strict policies, guys and girls hooking up Good treatment plans, great options for transitional living and assistance in moving to three quarter houses
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4.3
Great
VERY GOOD TO TALK TO ABOUT ANYTHING...THEY REALLY HELP THOSE IN NEED
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3.7
Very Good
clean. pretty short stay could use to be painted instead of looking so sterile
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1.0
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We were here back in 2007 fallowed by 9 years of sobriety, and recently in 2016. In \'07, phenomenal! Since St. John\'s purchased it a couple years ago, not even close to being the same. I can list a total of 8 serious issues, but will only give one for lack of time, but with a more insightful explanation below. Now I did want to make sure that it was not my own \"stinkin\' thinkin\'\". I knew I already had support of patients whom seen both sides of BH, so I started to go around trying to find staff that have been there prior to the takeover. And to support my theory, it was quite challenging to find ppl with more than a year of employment there, let alone more than 3 years. But I was able to find 4 staff members with double digits of employment. I leaned into them and asked, \"Brighton\'s changed, has it?\". Without skipping a beat, 3 said yes. Now, I don\'t normally write reviews, but the difference from what they used to be like, and what they are like now was just too much of an extreme to let it go. Especially for something so life and death as this. If you have a loved one that needs help, and is looking for help, please consider another place for the sake of the patient. Now by no means am I saying that BH is horrible and that there is no way a person can get sober by coming here. What I am saying is that for the money that is spent here, and what you get, the value is not here. If your loved one is coming off of opioids, subs, or barbs, detox them elsewhere. If St. John\'s does not listen to staff nor patients, I would say they have about 5 years to ride on the shirttails of the reputation of the old Brighton. Good luck to you, and may God bless you. Thank you for your time.
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2.5
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Admittance was good. Actually getting people clean was an issue. My loved one did not get any help from this program.
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4.7
Excellent
Excellent family involvement and education re: addiction, great halfway house, first facility to introduce us to Vivitrol via their newsletter (after our daughter had left). Forward thinking. Not necessarily their fault (by law), but our daughter left facility without their knowledge with an addict she met there and we had no idea where she was. Created all kinds of stress for us and risk for her. Undermined all the progress she'd made. Our daughter has been sober and drug free for nearly 3 years. While we can't credit Brighton with her recovery (it represents a combination of several factors), I will always recall Brighton as the facility where we gained the most useful knowledge about addiction and its effect on brain chemistry, and ultimately learned about Vivitrol, which was instrumental in helping our daughter fight her Heroin addiction. Our daughter had been to other rehab facilities and detox centers and this was the first that offered new insight and thinking beyond the 12-Step programs. It's astonishing that the addiction recovery community was satisfied with that kind of success rate and essentially built in failure by promising every incoming rehab patient that "relapse is part of recovery." No wonder the heroin epidemic has reached the level it has.
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4.0
Great
People were good.
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4.0
Great
Clean good people but lack of doctors. Never saw a psychiatrist while I was there
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3.7
Very Good
one of the few in the state, long intake process, not all therapy sessions are applicable to the particular pt. This is the best place you can go because the state provides no other options and hospitalization is not available
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4.0
Great
Convenience but costly. Perfect detox for alcohol. Very large and caring staff of doctors and nurses. Beautiful exercise the facilities.
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3.7
Very Good
I BELIEVE IT IS VERY GOOD IN TREATING OF THOSE ON DRUGS, AND WHO HAVE DRINKING PROBLEMS, JUST THOSE TWO THINGS,
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4.3
Great
comfortable and made me feel at ease, food was too good! it was neat very cleean and the staff thayt i recall was very warm and willing to work with you and your tearms
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4.0
Great
Lots of group counseling but treat clients disrespectful. Need better after treatment plans
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5.0
Excellent
great staff, knowledgeable staff, nice facilities. they go by insurance coverage which is a weakness. good facility but insurance coverage gets in the way
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4.0
Great
I could write a novel when it comes to my experience here at Brighton Hospital about 5 years ago. Unfortunately, it took me 6 rehab stints before I finally got sober and stayed sober. I finally got sober in June 2014 after completing about 50 days at The Wilough, Naples FL. I went to Brighton twice, Nov. 2010 and April 2011. I have mostly good comments and really give Brighton about 4 1/2 stars. I too had a tough time with the accounting department when it came to dealing with my insurance and paying out-of-pocket. I paid something like $25,000 cash for 30 days of treatment up front because this was my 4th attempt to get sober, (second time at Brighton), and I wanted to stay for 30 days without the daily fear of my insurance cutting me off and Brighton sending me packing. That is too stressful and a total waste of time and money. The first time I went through was a nightmare because I tried to use my insurance to pay for my entire stay. I called a day before I admitted myself so that I would have an idea of how long my stay would be that way I could mentally prepare myself and not worry each day during rehab about when they will discharge me. You have to be totally focused or it will not work. I had been to two other rehab facilities prior to this and had an awful experience both because the facility was sub-par and I had issues with my insurance. Basically, both rehab facilities told me what I wanted to hear just so that I would choose their facility. They told me, \"Sure, you will be able to stay for at least 15 days of impatient treatment\". Then after about 6 or 7 days, they would try pushing me out of the front door and telling me that my insurance would only pay for a weeks worth of treatment. When dealing with your addiction and trying to get sober, the last thing any addict wants to deal with is more financial crap. Most of us are in debt up to our ears as it is. Fortunately and unfortunately for me, I won the Michigan lottery in 2011 and was able to pay cash for my 30 day stay at Brighton. I say unfortunately because, the day I cashed in my lottery check, was the start of a total and complete drug induced nightmare. Between Jan. 2011 and June, 2011, I had spent well over 300K on drugs, shopping sprees, people who I thought were friends, etc. Sorry, I got off track there. The main point I\'m trying to make to potential patients is the following: ALWAYS, get confirmation not only from the manager in accounting at the rehab but also, confirm everything about your stay with your insurance provider. I know that the last thing you want to do is sit on the phone with an insurance agent while you are sicker than hell but trust me, it could be the difference between getting your moneys worth and getting sober or a total waste. Besides all of this, I loved Brighton Hospital. I loved the staff, the facility, and the food was really good. I do see where some people have the impression that Brighton Hospital is only in it for the money but thats not really true. Lets face it, its a business and there are a lot of politics involved but overall, the majority really do want to see people get better. They do have to deal with some pretty colorful personalities when it comes to addicts. I read something about drug sniffing dogs, is this true?? Key points: 1) Always confirm with insurance prior to admission. 2) Not a Dual-Diagnosis center. Mostly focused on addiction. You will see a Psych for about 15 minutes twice during your stay. Its mandatory, insurance requires a psych review in order to approve payment for treatment, look it up. 3) Very comfortable detox which included Suboxone for opiate withdrawal. They do taper you off after about 5 days. Some places believe in long term Suboxone use, this place does not. Unless changes have been made since my stay in 2011. Suboxone is a slippery slope, not enough room to address that issue. 4) I do highly recommend Brighton Hospital to anyone in southeast MI. Just do your homework before you decide that this place is right for you. 5) Rehab will NEVER work until you are ready to stop the madness. Trust me, if anyone tells you different, that person is still in denial. Anyone can stop, you have to want it more than anything and you will be successful. It is a disease but its controllable.
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4.0
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Nice grounds, fishing, hiking, golf.
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2.0
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Lazy, incompetent medical staff. They treat everyone like a criminal.
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2.0
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They are promoted as the best inpatient addiction treatment in the state. Rigid, narrow-minded staff who can only see one way - THEIR 12-step model - to recovery. When I participated on family day, it was only sma groups of parents surrounded by various patients who seemed to enjoy sharing their worst and most "out-there" times as addicts. It became a "top this!" Contest. Two weeks is simy not enough time to overcome a 4-year heroin hBit! Why do these places even get away with saying that it will?!
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5.0
Excellent
Counselor were a strength. Great place for recovery
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3.3
Good
If 12 Step is good for you the groups, didactics and overall treatment are very good. Aftercare plans are assisted and addressed. This is a no smoking on grounds facility. No cell or computers allowed. Short term. 3/4 Transition at facility is way overpriced. 12'step only. AA or NA. No alternatives provided like SMART. God or higher power which means God program. For myself I got medical detox here and am good with AA and NA Recovery. Had a intense group and group dynamics were right on. Bottom line I was ready to get clean so wherever I went would have worked. I did find it conducive to what I needed.
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4.0
Great
Tried Maple Grove in Bloomfiled Hills twice. This time I think it was the length of time which was 14 days that seemed to make a big difference in the recovery. Other two times it was just five days and he went back to drinking within one week.
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1.0
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Do NOT go to Brighton or Banyan transition house. The worst possible place to send addicts.
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5.0
Excellent
family visiting on weekends, workshops also
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5.0
Excellent
Doctors were a strength but lockdown a weakness
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There are still a few people left that stay consistent with their beliefs. Unfortunately, this place now is slowly but surely getting rid of these ppeopl when they see the opportunity. Managed by people who are not in recovery and therefore make the recovery rules up as they go to suit their pocketbook and keep covered. What used to be a 12 step program has become Celebrate Recovery. They don't allow clients to smoke any longer because of their own made up recovery rules. They have little value for human life by pushing their own selfish agenda at the expense of others. Brighton Center for Recovery and St Johns have systematically destroyed a national reputation. I would never send a loved one to this facility. The management who includes the people designing the program does not have a single person in recovery. They pass judgements and beliefs for people they've never walked a second in the shoes of. It's very disturbing.
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4.3
Great
Compassion. Need to get beyond the addiction to the cause better. Since most of the staff are recovered addicts it is very comfortable.
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2.5
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My loved one did not get any help from this program.
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4.7
Excellent
Excellent family involvement and education re: addiction, great halfway house, first facility to introduce us to Vivitrol via their newsletter (after our daughter had left). Foreward thinking. Not necessarily their fault (by law), but our daughter left facility without their knowledge with an addict she met there and we had no idea where she was. Created all kinds of stress for us and risk for her. Undermined all the progress she'd made. Our daughter has been sober and drug free for nearly 3 years. While we can't credit Brighton with her recovery (it represents a combination of several factors), I will always recall Brighton as the facility where we gained the most useful knowledge about addiction and its effect on brain chemistry, and ultimately learned about Vivitrol, which was instrumental in helping our daughter fight her Heroin addiction. Our daughter had been to other rehab facilities and detox centers and this was the first that offered new insight and thinking beyond the 12-Step programs with their barely 25% success rate. If addiction is a disease - which I believe it is - would anyone in the medical profession be satisfied with a treatment plan that helped just 25% of their patients, unless the disease were some rare, life-threatening disorder that had no known cure? It's astonishing that the addiction recovery community was satisfied with that kind of success rate and essentially built in failure by promising every incoming rehab patient that "relapse is part of recovery." No wonder the heroin epidemic has reached the level it has.
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4.0
Great
People were a strength
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4.0
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Clean good people. Lack of doctors. Never saw a psychiatrist while I was there
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3.3
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one of the few in the state. long intake process, not all therapy sessions are applicable to the particular pt This is the best place you can go because the state provides no other options and hospitalization is not available at any major medical centers.
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4.0
Great
Perfect detox for alcohol. Very large and caring staff of doctors and nurses. Beautiful exercise the facilities.
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3.7
Very Good
I DID SEE ,SO MANY WHO WERE REALLY IN NEED OF HELP ,THAT I THINK THEY DID JUST THAT. NOT READY FOR OTHER PROBLEMS, JUSE DRUGS AND DRINKING I BELIEVE IT IS VERY GOOD IN TREATING OF THOSE ON DRUGS, AND WHO HAVE DRINKING PROBLEMS.
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4.3
Great
Comfortable and made me feel at ease. Food was too good!!!!! It was neat very cleean and the staff thayt i recall was very warm and willing to work with you and your tearms
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4.0
Great
Lots of group counseling. Treat clients disrespectful. Need better after treatment plans
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5.0
Excellent
Great staff, knowledgeable staff, nice facilities. They go by insurance coverage good facility but insurance coverage gets in the way
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1.3
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Please research the success rate of any 12-step program before going to Brighton. You will be shocked that they fall into the lower single digits. Look around, they do not advertise their success rates anywhere because they are horrendous. Most people are there for their second, third or fourth time. The 12-step program was started in the 1930\'s and very little has changed since. The place is falling apart and needs major improvements. It is full if 18-25 year-olds whose parents send them there against their will. Of course since their insurance pays Brighton is more than happy to take them. Those adults who want help with their addiction are supervised like kids at recess and thus the whole group has had many privileges taken away. If you want success in beating you addiction I would not recommend Brighton.
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3.3
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Hopefully, this review will help break the veil of communication rules that are semi-intentional at Brighton. Detailed information on contact with the admitted is attached, as I\'ve found it frustrating from the outside to find relevant information on connecting without marketing slant. I work in business development, so I understand their collateral is written to attract but vaguery seems odd for an institution priding itself in involving and educating circles of support for the addict. I am new to addictive support but familiar enough from relational and grief support groups. This review is meant to be factual from someone experiencing rehab from truly the \"outside.\" I\'ve had friends of friends, and acquaintances, in this location before get needed help; but this is the first for a close friend. The facility is what you would expect, except for contact during detox and the sniffer dogs. That is a nice touch, most certainly makes it feel to those with a trained eye that this is not prison. I think it adds a bit of safety, especially with court-ordered attendees. I like dogs as did my friend, so it was harder not to interact with them socially then tolerate their presence. :) They are a comforting level of energy when you become accustomed, and make the place feel less empty. The admitted cannot have momentos or electronic devices, so text and calls on demand are completely out. I have not yet asked about email, but I suspect - despite this not being a facility treating non-chemical addictions like nymphomania or pornography - email is also a no-go. It\'s easy to get into other inappropriate coping mechanisms, and the admitting may have pysch-chemical issues beyond dependency; or, even multiple addictions being non-chemical. The do not allow sugar (meant as candy or sugary food, per se), caffeine or tobacco - and medical marijuana is replaced with pain management consulting - so I didn\'t ask about email with good reason. My apprehension reading about the gender-separated dormitories being so close, court-ordered attendees, complaints of less than stimulating classes, less than perfect food, lack of direct counseling or addressing psycho-chemical issues, and a potential insurance churn complaint is minimal compared to having no real information or documentation on communication available pre-admission. My friend is a very interconnected with friends and family, which makes this a bane in general. At best, it will disconnect the addict from those enabling, those indulging fantasies of non-deceit, and those in denial. But as they heal on-site, and as the circle of influence is educated by the programs, the disconnection was not healthy. Detox is not a standard, three-day no contact period; it goes from one to ten days, and contact is allowed. The program is flexible length, short as 10 days and long as 90. As a major hospital, St. John\'s uses insurance which appears to play into the stay length. My belief is something is better than nothing, since any addiction program is going to be about admission and support systems. Rehab is at or nearly rock-bottom, and although more time helps an addict to own the label, it isn\'t necessarily length-dependent on successful recovery. This is why plugging in and contacting the admitted if you know them is so important. Like all rehab facilities under HIPPA, the facility cannot provide whether your loved one is admitted. They must authorize in writing visiting, which is not the first on the rehab list since addiction fogs the brain. I was advised to wait for my friend\'s call when I called about detox length and contact. They did not tell me I can leave them a message they deliver several times a day, but many of the staff are recovered addicts who are on multiple tasks for their role - this guy wasn\'t the phone info guy necessarily. I called the immediate family of the admitted once, and they didn\'t call back so I called the facility who said postal mail is allowed. I personally use a business size envelope marked personal correspondence and the resident building address, leaving a personally named envelope inside, to protect her privacy. To recap, your loved one can call you the day after admitted. It appears they have fifteen minutes a day to call. Do not take it personally if they don\'t call you, as they have a full day schedule longer than a work day that starts at 6am, and several core people to call they care about also. You may leave a message on the \"contact line\" but I recommend not calling more than once every few days as a nuisance. You cannot email, call in to reach, or text; you can write by postal mail. The staff seem supportive and friendly, but I gather not much personal counseling time is offered - my loved one needed that extra support. Personal visitation requires attendance to an entire half day program, every visit, starting after lunch. COnsider it basic education or \"boot camp\" to addiction support. Given my background, I found it empowering! I had just before her rehab found that I was making both a minor and serious mistake. Programs are currently afternoons on Wednesdays and Saturdays. They basically have two rotating program weeks (A and B), with four total programs. So, if the admitted is there a month or so, you have a chance to attend all four programs. The only semi-private personal time is an open meeting area (much like a low security prison family meeting area but far more comfortable surroundings) for 45 minutes between the program halves. You will be ushered out at 5pm either day, no exceptions; you will not see where the admitted live for privacy reasons. (This seems standard but does make me wonder, \"How do I know how you have treated my friend?\") Wednesdays after a long dinner period is an open chat with staff about addiction and support. Short of a court order, you are not seeing your loved one in person outside of their release or staying the entire program. Final verdict, being the second time in rehab for this admitted, they have to want help. They have to realize addiction is supernatural, and requires that level of power for a release. And, unless you are directly involved in the intervention, facility selection or admission, you are in for a rocky ride if you don\'t get assertive with the inner circle and call the facility.
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I am a friend of someone there. Can I visit him? He has called. I missed his call. Thank you.
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If you have a dual diagnosis do not go to Brighton. Such as, depression, anxiety, ADD, PTSD. They will not address these issues. You talk with a therapist, spill your guts out and they send you off to your next class. Been there twice and did not see a psychiatrist. I don\'t think they have the professionalism to look beyond the addiction. If you have suicidal thoughts, PTS, anxiety, other mental/mood disorders not related to addiction, please go to a hospital that deals with such Real behaviorism. You know what they are.
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4.0
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I highly recommend Brighton! Best medically supervised detox I know of. Perfect detox for alcohol. Very large and caring staff of doctors and nurses. They offered: Full Rehab (2 persons to a room, 3 one on one therapy sessions per week, but my insurance wouldn't cover that. Partial Rehab Program is 3 persons to a smaller room, 1 session per week, and was covered by my Blue Cross. All other aspects the same. 3 hot meals and 3 snacks every day! Beautiful exercise facilities.
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1.0
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Although my brother has been there multiple times, each time he leaves with a better mindset. His relapses are not to blame on the facility, but his lack of desire for help.
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5.0
Excellent
It was overall great facility.
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3.7
Very Good
It was beneficial that they had strict policies of leaving the treatment facility. However, it was very expensive and they did not give real follow-up or help after discharge.
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3.3
Good
Excellent facility. Not well advertised or known. The staff was very friendly. They did not offer good times for family to visit.
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5.0
Excellent
The employees were great. Just do it and follow through.
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4.3
Great
They have a good success rate. I enjoyed the experience and met my husband there. However, there was a lot of socializing which was a downfall.
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2.7
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There was no follow; I just feel that they could have done more.
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4.0
Great
The 12-step program and educated professionals were great. It was too expensive for individuals without insurance. It was a good facility, however there is not enough supervision within staff.
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1.7
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2 week stay was all that insurance would cover. Additional time in sober living was too costly to even consider. When you're out of money (insurance), they swiftly move you on your way to discharge without a care or concern as to where you go from there. They are very rigid and regimented. They have a great marketing team.
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1.0
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There was a nice staff. However, she relapsed weeks after being discharged. They let my mother go home weeks early because they said she was ready and shortly after coming home she relapsed.
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4.7
Excellent
After leaving treatment - they offer tune up programs. During the stay the counselor stays connected with family when appropriate. It was a well rounded program. However, there was not enough connections with outpatient services.
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4.3
Great
The people were wonderful.
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5.0
Excellent
It's a hospital just for addiction. The staff are recovering addicts also which was a benefit.
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4.7
Excellent
There was a very friendly and supportive staff. The group and class sessions were good. However, there was a lack of exercise facilities.
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4.7
Excellent
Besides my sub-par interaction with what I'm sure was one weak counselor, my time and experience at brighton was otherwise exceptional, effective, and positive. 4+ years later i am still clean, having kicked opiates under the care of this facility. No relapses, and my support treatment remains ongoing. I travel an hour each way every 2-3 months specifically to visit my brighton doctor. 200% recommended. I loved brighton and have only positive memories. Strengths include: staff, location, size, program, required education, methods of integration, sense of community, medical staff. Weaknesses include: individual counseling nearly non-existent, my assigned counselor barely spent 10 minutes with me and seemed biased to & against certain patients in group situations. Met with me individually only once, briefly, the day before I left.
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5.0
Excellent
A high percentage of the staff is also recovered addicts or alcoholics, which was great. The staff is awesome! They are very understanding but tough. Only negative was that men and women were roomed too close to each other.
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5.0
Excellent
I got sober.
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5.0
Excellent
I really enjoyed this facility.
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3.7
Very Good
I don't know what all they said and did with my son but I know he's off the H. I do think most other ppl would definitely need more than a 10 day detox. Months sometimes. It was only a 10 day fix. It was just after President Obama made insurance companies carry children to age 25 or 26. But our son JUST made the cut. All we could get for him was 10 days. His best friend in the world had recently died from over dose. Bad time. But good timing. I shall always love Obama for this.
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3.7
Very Good
I'm not quite sure what to say about this treatment center. I wasn't overly impressed. At all. It was in a convenient location but they can be quite unfair and incredibly judgmental.
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3.7
Very Good
The location, price and counselors are good. However the support is a weakness and the staff is rude and untrained. I am working day by day to maintain my sobriety, which was attained here. The staff is helpful and understanding.
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3.0
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It was a very nice facility that was clean and had classes all day. However, there was not enough help for follow up after care. Your loved one has to be ready for help.
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3.0
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Counseling was great. Costs were covered by my parents' insurance thanks to Obama. It is kind of out and outdated.
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3.7
Very Good
They were very welcoming. Family involvement was a positive aspect of the facility. However, continued support was a weakness.
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3.0
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13 days was not enough - of course that's insurance-driven.They had poor communication with family members.
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1.0
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This place was highly recommended, yet it was very unprofessional. Very disappointed in Brighton. Poor programs. No structure.
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2.0
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They offer a "one size fits all", production line approach. There are about 100 patients in the facility at any given time, although they come and go constantly. If a patient has any special circumstances, they are not well equipped to handle them any differently. The daily classes are extremely boring and it is very hard to get through them. I only found a few of them to be useful. The group therapy was the most effective part of the program, and some of the therapists were excellent. Some staff, especially nurses, were very good. However, others were there simply because they were recovered ex-patients and really lacked professional training. The doctors were cold, detached, and over extended. What happened behind the scenes away from staff was very telling. I... If you are looking for a treatment center for your young adult child, you should keep this in mind. I would never send my own young adult child to this center after staying there.
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5.0
Excellent
Recommend this place to anyone needing to get clean.
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4.3
Great
Intake and the financial department were great.
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4.3
Great
Helped me get sober.
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2.3
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I believe for a "quick fix" or immediate gratification Brighton Rehab would be a decent choice. I feel that although treatment allowed this person to express the turmoil addiction has created they did not assist in organizing or comforting those issues. It, in a nutshell, was detoxing, a week of group discussions, a pat on the back with a "good luck", and the patients are motivated to exit, find a sponsor, and attend meetings. I would never recommend returning.
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2.0
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Possibly rehab was not long enough or some therapy or outpatient visits should have been advised after discharge. Reverted back soon after discharge
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4.3
Great
Facility followed strict rules and encouraged family involvement. My nephew did not follow the program upon release.
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5.0
Excellent
I was able to participate in opener tongs and take classes myself. My niece came to live with me when she got out and has remained sober ever since. over 3 years mow
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4.3
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Excellent program. Caring, trained, skilled staff who never gave up on me. Entered very sick. Exited sober, still sick but had to do the rest of the work myself to become well. Brighton changed my life and gave me skills and strength I didn't know I had. I will never forget the staff and doctors there for all they did.
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4.3
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One thing I found very helpful was the fact that every single employee there was in recovery. Every employee would take the time to talk to and encourage you whatever they were doing, from the head doctor to the cooks to the janitors. The staff were very in your face and honest about addiction and recovery. It is an excellent program. But as with any program you have to be committed. They were excellent at motivating you to be committed.
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5.0
Excellent
Would recommend this place!
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5.0
Excellent
Went to out patient once I left.
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5.0
Excellent
Great place to recover!
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5.0
Excellent
Brighton Hospital saved my life. I saw many people come and go from their program against medical advice but those people did not genuinely want sobriety.I did. So, I worked their program hard and have continued to do so through AA the last 19 months since I left their hospital.
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4.3
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Therapists and staff were very helpful and professional. Food service was less than satisfactory. Facilities was adequate. Court ordered attendees distracted those that were serious about recovery.
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5.0
Excellent
My son was there for alcoholism he was 21. He later relapsed due to age and not being ready. He then became a heroin addict and did get clean at another facility, clean four years now, This in my opinion was the best place, my ex-husband and several friends have found sobriety there.
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4.5
Excellent
Good place to go for recovery
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3.5
Very Good
Set me up with group therapy for 90 days for my after care.
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3.0
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Our son was not there long enough and then put into halfway house which kicked him out everyday to walk the streets between 10am and 2pm. Curfew was 10pm . Not right for a drug addict. No structure, no support, didn't do any good at all. Only if they have insurance to kep them over 30days
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